Prosecutor Shares Child Summer Safety Tips Regarding Guns, Cars, Dogs, More – CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has seen a thing or two when it comes to dangerous and tragic incidents involving children in and around Detroit.

With that in mind, she’s compiled a rundown of tips she hopes will be helpful to local families regarding kids and cars, guns, dogs, water safety and more.

“I decided to put this information out because we have seen so many unnecessary and completely preventable child deaths in the last few years. “Many have risen to the level of criminal behavior,” Worthy said in a release out Monday.

“These tips, at first glance, may seem so simplistic. Many of them come down to basic common sense, but this information bears repeating because it can save lives, maybe even that of your own child.”

Tips for a Safe Summer

1)  Never, ever, leave a child unattended in a car.

In addition to concerns about keeping your child safe from harm and injury, summertime presents a particular set of concerns about heatstroke.

Warning signs of Heatstroke:

Red, hot and moist or dry skin No sweating Strong, rapid pulse or slow, weak pulse Nausea Confusion or strange behavior

Be on guard and prevent heatstroke

Always Look Before You Lock – Check the back seats of your vehicle before you lock it and walk away. A child is extremely sensitive to heat.  In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise 20 degrees.  Even if the outside temperature is 60 degrees, the temperature inside the car can reach 110 degrees. A child dies when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.

 Also:  Take Action if you see a child alone in a car

Don’t wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return. If the child is unresponsive or in distress, calls 911, get the child

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